Akinfeev's 'Foot of God' answers Russia's World Cup prayers

2018-07-04 15:33

The Soccer World Cup joke around Russia is that goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has the "Foot of God".

Akinfeev out to save host Russia's SWC blushes

2018-06-12 12:26

Russia's love for Igor Akinfeev, who spends much of his time picking balls out of the net, speaks volumes about the home team's World Cup chances.

Algeria clinch final last 16 spot

2014-06-27 00:21

Algeria have reached the SWC last 16 for the first time after fighting back for a draw against Russia to clinch second place in Group H.


SWC hero Akinfeev says Russia were aiming for penalties

2018-07-01 20:18

Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev said Russia's game plan had been to hold on for a penalty shootout after the host nation beat Spain on spot-kicks.

'Flame thrower' to face charges

2015-03-29 17:06

The man who hurled a flare at Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev during a Euro qualifier has been identified and faces criminal charges.

Capello keeps faith in Akinfeev

2014-06-22 15:00

Russia's coach Fabio Capello has insisted he would stick with Igor Akinfeev to play Belgium in their crucial SWC clash.

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